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Lithograph depicting a Greek belly amphora decorated with scenes relating to the Taranaki Wars (1860-1866) and Tītokowaru's War (June 1868 to March 1869). All the figures represented on the amphora are in Greek style. The main frieze on the body of the amphora shows Riwha Tītokowaru sitting on a tree stump while prodding the embers of a fire with a stick. He is wearing a hat and chequered blanket. He is framed by two ponga trees. A bird with wings depicted as stylised eyes sits in the tree behind Tītokowaru. Behind that tree another Greek vase sits on the ground holding a tewhatewha and a cross. A taniwha figure is pictured in front of the opposite ponga tree. The friezes above the central image show settlers arriving on ships and pulling carts in convoy, a line of sheep and Mount Taranaki. The friezes below the central image show more processions of settlers arriving with carts and goods.
Accession No
PA2012.029

Lithograph depicting Te Whiti and Tītokowaru discussing the question, 'what is peace?'. Both men are represented in a Greek style. Te Whiti is wearing a cloak and hat and is holding a taiaha. Tītokowaru is wearing a chequered blanket and is holding a tewhatewha. His hat is resting against his seat. Both men are bent over a small table and are gesturing with one hand. On the left of the image a statue of Captain Cook is camouflaged in a tree, possibly a rata. Another tree, also possibly a rata, is visible on the right of the image. Vegetation including ferns is depicted in the foreground and middleground. Mount Taranaki dominates the background.
Accession No
PA2012.030

View of a two-storied house once located at 234 Devon Street East and 236 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. The house is white with green window frames and detailing. The house is situated amidst a large garden. A lawn dominates the foregound. There is a large tree planted at the edge of the lawn, in front of the house. A wheelbarrow sits on the lawn on the left. The house was built for Dr David Wylie in 1910. From 1927 to 1950 it was the home of Monica and Rex Brewster. It was demolished some time in the 1970s.
Accession No
PA2012.025

Name/Title
Lithograph depicting four Greek neck and belly amphora vases decorated with various scenes relating to the Taranaki Wars (1860-1866) and Tītokowaru's War (June 1868 to March 1869). The vases are individually titled and all the figures are depicted in a Greek style. The vase depicted top left is titled "Neck Amphora by the Confiscation Painter, 1865-66, Side A: Teatime in Taranaki" and shows a settler family seated at a table eating a meal in a wooden hut. A dog sits begging for food at their feet. Part of Mount Taranaki is visible through the hut window. A figure wearing a lion skin is depicted digging on the neck of the vase. The vase depicted top right is titled "Neck Amphora by the Confiscation Painter, 1865-66, Side B: The Lost Harvest", which shows several figures on horseback brandishing weapons. A whare [Māori house] is burning behind them. Several figures are running away from the fire. A cabbage tree and other vegetation is visible in the foreground of the vase's body. A figure wearing a lion skin is looking through a surveying tool on the neck of the amphora. The vase depicted lower left is titled "Belly Amphora by the Provocation Painter 1868-69, Side A: The Burning Homestead" and shows a woman mourning over the body of a man. Two figures stand watching with their arms around each other. Two other figures carrying weapons are running from the scene. A burning hut is depicted on the neck of the amphora. The vase depicted lower right is titled "Belly Amphora by the Provocation Painter, 1868-69, Side B: Titokowaru waits" and shows Māori fortifications including trenches and wooden palisading. A tree and ferns are depicted on the left side of the vase. A small bird sits in the tree. Three figures with bird bodies and holding musical instruments are depicted on the neck of the amphora.
Accession No
PA2012.028

Woodblock print of Morris' character Captain Buzzard Rock. The character arose out of the realisation that comic book heroes and the extreme brutality of their actions were not, in fact, that far from reality. The print is comprised of three frames showing Captain Buzzard Rock. The frames are captioned "captain buzzard rock was a mighty fine jock and a mighty fine jock was he." The back of the artwork features the details of a paint order Morris was going to send to an art supplier in Christchurch.
Accession No
PA2012.069

Name/Title
Woodblock print of a soldier figure printed on grid paper taken from a school mathematics exercise book. The soldier holds a raised gun, wears a helmet and heavy boots and assumes a fighting pose. Both sides of the paper feature a child's maths equations and a teacher's marking and feedback.
Accession No
PA2012.072

Name/Title
Artwork consisting of handmade stamps in black ink. Along the bottom of the artwork is line of Morris' symbol for fascism. In the centre two jigsaw puzzle shapes frame two long geometric shapes. The jigsaw shapes are indicative of the human figure. In the upper third of the artwork a triangle speeds towards a moon. The triangle represents a rocket or airplane. The shapes are stamped onto the pages of a book about fuels and combustion.
Accession No
PA2012.075

Name/Title
Homemade stamps in black ink of a stylised figure floating above an engine. The artwork's paper has been taken from a car manual chapter entitled "Fuel, exhaust and emission control systems". The artwork examines the military and machine dominated world we are living in.
Accession No
PA2012.074

Watercolour depicting an image of the C.A. Wilkinson facade prior to construction of Puke Ariki. The facade has "PUKE ARIKI" in large black letters along the top left hand side edge and "C. A. WILKINSON" in smaller letters at the top right. In the lower right corner of the facade the following words are painted in black and are on four vertical columns painted (from left to right) blue, yellow, red and blue: "TARANAKI / MUSEUM / LIBRARY / PROJECT". Small grey car parked outside facade.
Accession No
TM.2001.175

Two storied farmhouse in grass clearing with stumps and logs in foreground. Mt Taranaki/Egmont is visible in the background. The name "Merton" was given to the farm by James and Henry Richmond after their hometown near Wimbledon, England. The house was built by them in 1851.
Accession No
A64.810

View of Marsland Hill from the north west with full moon rising in the south east. Barracks on top of hill with steps curving down and towards foreground. Charles Brown's grave in left foreground.

Marsland Hill provided the single most important European military establishment of the Taranaki Wars. First occupied in 1855, it provided the headquarters for Imperial troops and local forces in Taranaki until the Armed Constabulary period of the 1870s and 1880s. The site was a former pa, Pukaka, and to provide a sufficient platform for the barracks and stockade, twelve metres had to be removed from the top. The iron clad barrack buildings which were erected on top of the hill arrived from Melbourne on the "Alexander" in June 1855. Marsland Hill was at the centre of an extensive signaling system throughout the First Taranaki War and for part of the second war. Three or four canvas wicker balls were raised or lowered on the yards of a signaling mast. At its greatest extent the signaling system reached the Waitara River to the north and St George's Redoubt in the Tataraimaka Block to the south.
Accession No
A75.434

View of H. W. Leatham's cottage in Woolcombe Terrace. Depicts a small, shingle roof, vertical board and battern cottage with a paling fence in front and Mt Taranaki/Egmont visible behind. Three children (Eliza Leatham, Mary Hursthouse, and Mary Leatham) and two goats are in front of the fence.
Accession No
A65.915

View of St Mary's Church, New Plymouth, with gravestones and trees in the foreground.
Accession No
A66.724

Colours of the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers. Colours have the words "Taranaki Volunteers / Waireka" in the centre. The colours were presented at a parade on Poverty Flat (now the site of Central School) on 25 June 1861.
Accession No
A66.790

Taranaki Regiment Colours "Primus in Armis", 1916-18. Presented by Governor General Viscount Galway in a ceremony at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, on 22 March 1936.
Accession No
A66.789

Name/Title
A view of New Plymouth taken from the vicinity of Gover-Gilbert Street. Depicts various houses in the foreground with Paritutu and Sugar Loaves in background. Barracks on Marsland Hill to left.
Accession No
A58.395

A view of the New Plymouth foreshore, showing signal station on Mount Eliot, Custom House and boat shed in foreground, with original Terminus Hotel on the right. Two people walking on beach.
Accession No
A58.394

Residence of Garland William Woon (1831-1895), who arrived in New Plymouth in 1852 and was the first proprietor of Taranaki Herald. Two storey house with veranda on hillside (Churchill Heights). Paritutu and Sugar Loaves are visible in the background. Two figures in the left foreground.
Accession No
A75.437

Small watercolour of Armed Constabulary's redoubt at Wai-iti from Papatiki (Bushranger's redoubt). Depicts collection of small buildings lower centre with column of smoke emitting from one of the buildngs. Redoubt positioned on flat land surrounded by hills - brown fern regrowth immediate foreground, large light green hill right background and distant blue hills left background. Small line of bush located to right of buildings - beginning lower middle right; larger patch of bush located to left of buildings - lower middle left.
Accession No
A58.491

The colours, or standards, of the Taranaki Militia and Volunteers. The colours feature two flags and the British Crown.
Accession No
A66.725

Colours of the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment.
Accession No
A66.698

Name/Title
The picture depicts part of the Puke Ariki Landing (the stone sculpture designed and partially carved by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi with carving assistance from Maurice Whitehead and others. Also gardens and park bench). Also shown is the central city end of St Aubyn Street - pre the 1996 demolition showing the National Dairy Association building, which later became Gilmour's Auction and a Paddy's Market beside which is the Messenger-designed building that later is incorporated into Puke Ariki's facade. This building was the warehouse of businessman Charles Anderson Wilkinson.
Accession No
TM.1997.190

Name/Title
View of the Waitara Blockhouse, Hurirapa Pa at lower right middle ground with tents, people and canoes to the left, and river right foreground. Single flag flies on either side of the blockhouse.
Accession No
A65.626

View of the Waitara Blockhouse, Hurirapa Pa, at the mouth of the Waitara River. Blockhouse is to the left middleground, boat ("Tasmanian Maid") steaming up river at left middleground, and above this boat is a Maori burial ground.
Accession No
A87.259

Name/Title
View of "Camp Waitara". Maori figure standing on road in middle foreground, camp in background with flag flying.
Accession No
A87.258
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